iOS 14 will support all iPhones supporting iOS 13

Pururaj Dutta
Appleosophy | iOS 14 will support all iPhones supporting iOS 13
iOS 14

Yes, you read that right! iOS 14 will support all iPhones running iOS 13 which means that the oldest iPhones supporting iOS 13, which are the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and the iPhone SE will also support iOS 14, according to The Verifier who says that this has beenn confirmed by a “trusted source from the system development process.”

Apple provides a minimum of 5 years of Software updates to iPhones. The iPhone 5s released in 2013, and iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus from 2014 are still receiving Security updates. Apple is a clear winner in terms of pushing updates to older iPhones. Apple had released iOS 12.4.7 for these older devices two weeks back along with iOS 13.5 & iPadOS 13.5.

The devices that will surely support iOS 14 are:

  • iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max & iPhone Xr
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Upcoming 2020 iPhones

According to The Verifier, the iPhone 6s & the iPhone SE (1st Generation) will also support iOS 14 and they also say “The iPhone 6S series and the first generation iPhone SE will receive an update one last time, after which Apple will completely discontinue support for the older iPhones and offer support for another two years of updates on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.” (Translated)

With every S upgrade, Apple extended one year of extra software support for S-upgrade devices which was then followed by the Whole lineup (except for the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus)
  • iPhone 2G ( 1st Generation ) – 3 years of support – iPhone OS 1 to iPhoneOS 3
  • iPhone 3G – 3 years of support – iPhoneOS 2 – iOS 4
  • iPhone 3GS – 4 years of support – iPhoneOS 3 – iOS 6
  • iPhone 4 – 4 years of support – iOS 4 – iOS 7
  • iPhone 4s – 5 years of support – iOS 5- iOS 9
  • iPhone 5 – 5 years of support – iOS 6 – iOS 10
  • iPhone 5s – 6 years of support – iOS 7 – iOS 12
  • iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus – 5 years of support – iOS 8 – iOS 12
  • iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE – 5/6 years of support – iOS 9 – iOS 13/iOS 14

As you can see, Apple has increased a year of major software updates for the ‘S’ iPhones. This is because the ‘S’ iPhones have a much better processor and overall performance. The first S-upgrade for an iPhone was the iPhone 3GS. The ‘S’ stands for Speed.

Apple will be having this year’s WWDC in a brand new online format due to COVID-19 on June 22nd and they will reveal the official support list on that day.

Pururaj Dutta
Author: Pururaj Dutta

Pururaj is the Editor and Manager of Redfruit Media Brands, including popular platforms like Appleosophy, TechPod Social, Apple Summit, and Silicon Report. As a tech enthusiast, he enjoys exploring & reviewing new products, and sharing his insights with the community. With a strong passion for technology, Pururaj is dedicated to providing accurate and insightful information to his readers.

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